Roundtable Discussion: The Commemorative Legacies of State Socialism - A Special Issue of Canadian Slavonic Papers/Revue canadienne des slavistes

Roundtable Discussion
14:00, Friday 6 Aug 2021 (1 hour 30 minutes)
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Regardless of where transitional processes have carried them, post-socialist societies continue to bear the heavy imprint of their past –which is typically perceived as burdensome, a fetter on further development. In seeking to overcome state socialist legacies, political movements of all stripes advance radical reassessments of national history. This applies equally to those striving for a definitive break with their experience of state socialism and those espousing a more selective approach. But how revisionist are these supposedly novel mnemonic processes? Could it be that, paradoxically, contemporary commemorative discourses and practices continue to draw upon their state socialist predecessors? Could commemoration itself be a site of legacy and continuity? These questions have been taken up in a recent special issue of Canadian Slavonic Papers/Revue canadienne des slavistes, which this roundtable profiles.

This event is sponsored by the Canadian Association of Slavists

University of Victoria
Associate Professor
Universität Innsbruck
The University of Manchester
PhD researcher
NRU Higher School of Economics
Postdoctoral fellow